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International Microwave Symposium IMS 2014 - Tampa,FL,USA - 1-6 June 2014


"Efficient RF Design Using Practical Behavioral Models - Bridging the Gap Between Measurements and S...

WMC - Full-day Workshop - Monday June 2nd 2014 - 8.00am-5.00pm - Room 21

Sponsor: ARFTG and MTT-11 Microwave Measurements

Behavioral modeling is a topic that has been researched already extensively, surely in the power amplifier areas. Different techniques have been presented and discussed in the scientific world, like large-signal S-parameters, Volterra approaches, envelope domain etc. Meanwhile some trademark solutions are changing the way industry looks at behavioral models. But still there is a lot of confusion about the role and positioning

of the different techniques.

Recently these behavioral modeling tools moved also to other areas in the wireless community, such as energy harvesting and wireless power transfer devices, software defined radio, or in a more general sense mixed-signal devices. To realize a meaningful acceptance of behavioral modeling techniques, the models should be easy to use, easy to extract and should describe the behavior of the devices and systems in the best

way possible, while being simple and intuitive.

Presently behavioral modeling seems to be a tool for the happy few who can master the modeling theory, who understands the subtle measurements and who know how to use those models properly in a simulation environment. This is exactly where this workshop fits. The workshop brings together the modeling approaches, the instrumentation for parameter extraction and the simulation environments. It will position

the different techniques against the application space, explain the capabilities and limitations. It will be possible to discuss these techniques and to have some hands on.

The workshop will finish with live demos and hands-on of real behavioral model test benchs from Agilent, IT Aveiro University, Mesuro and National Instruments.


Attend NI presentations in the IMS MicroApps Theater (booth 1443)



Visit the National Instruments Booth at IMS2014 to See How NI and AWR are Redefining RF and Microwav...

Exhibition Floor - Booth 633 - 3-5 June 2014

Demonstration Highlights

  • Discover industry-leading solutions for power amplifier design and test such as PA design, PA infrastructure, envelope tracking, and digital pre-distortion.
  • Explore other demos including the RFmx Speed Challenge, SDR-Controlled Blimp, MIMO LTE-Advanced, and What’s New in NI AWR Design Environment™ V11.
  • Don’t miss a sneak peek of an unreleased NI product.

Other Highlights

  • Microwave Jeopardy!—Join us for beer and trivia Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. as we put an IMS twist on the popular game show. Watch peers test their microwave IQ on topics ranging from wireless standards and measurements to RF in pop culture.
  • Spin to Win—Win prizes playing this game built with NI LabVIEW™ and myDAQ.

NI/AWR 10th annual IMS Appreciation Party

Join us for the NI/AWR 10th annual IMS Appreciation Party!
Wednesday, June 4 - 7:00pm to Midnight - Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Tampa


  • IMS2014 Wireless Network
  • RFIC Symposium (cosponsored with Cadence)
  • Student Design Competition for High-Power Amplifiers
  • IMS2014 STEM Sponsor

Preregister for the NI/AWR IMS Appreciation Party at

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